September 28, 2018: Federal Minister for Power, Mr. Omar Ayub Khan has revealed his plan to launch comprehensive drive against power theft, to overcome inefficiency of the system and maximize recovery, during a meeting held on Thursday, 27th September.
The Minister informed during the meeting that the power theft has increased alarmingly high and previous governments failed to take concrete steps to eliminate menace of power theft which resulted hike in circular debt.
He said that present government is determined to curb menace of power theft on war footing. In this regard task force for every province would be constituted in consultation with provincial governments which would provide political assistance and administrative support.
The assistance of law enforcing agencies for safeguarding staff and electricity installations during crackdown operation would be obtained and FIRs would be registered against pilferers as well as officials whose alleged involvement in facilitation of theft is proven, he said.
Federal Minister also directed the team of PEPCO to furnish report on average unit losses on every feeder and verify the complaints of overbilling through spot checking.
He also directed the CEOs of all DISCOs to make their complaint centers more effective and result oriented.
The Minister emphasized that it was the vision of the present government to curb corruption within the system and he expected practical proof of the efforts of all CEOs in the fight against theft and corruption. While chairing a meeting at Power Division
The meeting was attended by Secretary Power Division Mr. Irfan Ali, Special Secretary Mr. Hassan Nasir Jamy, MD PEPCO, CEOs of all DISCOs and other senior officers of Power Division.